David Knight - 17th Nov 2008

Adam Buxton showed a clip of this amazing work at BUG 10 a few days ago. But here is the whole thing.

A crazy genius named François Macré decided it was a good idea to completely replicate the six minutes of Michael Jackson's Thriller just by using his own voice. Clearly a ridiculous way to spend 350 hours of anybody's time - but its jaw-droppingly brilliant.

Only in the Age of YouTube.


François Macré's YouTube notes (abridged) on his remaking of Thriller

"Here is a remake of the "Thriller" song that I've entirely recorded with my own voice, using 64 acappella tracks. There is therefore no instrument, synthétizer, beatbox, or even sampler, but only the sound of my voice livened up with reverb and slight chorus on certain tracks.

"I've accomplished this non-commercial project at home only with a mobile PC, microphone, headphones and webcam - in nearly 350 hours. It's just an artistic challenge, accomplished during my hours of free time, whose purpose is to make smile my close circle and the internauts. Nonetheless, I'll be happy to record in professional studio, original songs with this technique, if a label was nearly interested to work with me on a SP or LP entirely based on this innovative concept of 'Massively Multitracks A'cappella'.

"I hope you'll have as much pleasure to hear and watch it as I had to accomplish. Don't hesitate to leave me your comments or, for labels and composers, to contact me through my MySpace profile : http://www.myspace.com/francoismacre"

David Knight - 17th Nov 2008

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